[wellylug] Fighting Software patents in europe + WellyLUG

Chris Hodgetts chris at archnetnz.com
Thu Apr 15 14:56:28 NZST 2004

dont take it down then, add the protest front page to it, then click on
to the old page - thus people can continue to the site, but they have to
click on the - Continue to the site please - link.

On Thu, 2004-04-15 at 14:53, Richard wrote:
> > > Are we going to take down our website in protest?
> > >
> > 
> > Why? That kind of 'protest' seems completely pointless to me.
> > 
> > All id does is piss off people who legitamately want access to a website,
> > it does nothing to thelp 'the cause' (whatever it might be).
> > 
> > To me things like this are pute politics and should not be fanned by user
> > groups and the like.
> I'd do it if it were something interesting, but it's not, it's just "shut down
> the website". It's a little sad that all people can do is take real-world
> concepts and try and apply them to the 'net like that. Should we all hop into
> Battlefield Vietnam and lay or virtual avatars down in front of virtual tanks?
> 'cos I know exactly what the kids on Xtra FF 2 would do about that, and its a 20
> second respawn time..:)
> Shutting things down doesn't get positive attention, that just gets pissed off
> users. They should have done a mass google-bombing of the word "patent" or
> something. Far more interesting and might even have got media attention.
> -- 
> Richard Clark,
> Analysis and Design,
> Red Spider (http://redspider.co.nz/)
> (+64) 021 478 219
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